Brandt’s Book List About Streams, Rivers, Wetlands, and Forests


Brandt Mannchen is the chair of the forestry subcommittee of the Houston Regional Group of the Sierra Club.


Floodplain Management, A New Approach for a New Era, Bob Freitag, Susan Bolton, Frank Westerlund, and J.L.S. Clark, Island Press, 2009.

A Beginner’s Handbook for Rural Texas Landowners: How to Live in the Country Without Spoiling It, Jim Stanley, Outskirts Press, 2014.

The Hidden Costs of Costal Hazards, Implications for Risk Assessment and Mitigation, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, Island Press, 2000.

The Hidden Forest, The Biography of an Ecosystem, Jon R. Luoma, Henry Holt and Company, 1999.

Vernal Pools, Natural History and Conservation, Elizabeth A. Colburn, The MacDonald and Woodward Publishing Company, 2004.

Conspiracy of Optimism, Management of the National Forests Since World War Two, Paul W. Hirt, University of Nebraska Press, 1994.

Fire and Water, Scientific Heresy in the Forest Service, Ashley L. Schiff, Harvard University Press, 1962.

Forest Influences: The Effects of Woody Vegetation on Climate, Water, and Soil, Joseph Kittredge, Dover Publications, 1948.

Positive Impact Forestry: A Sustainable Approach to Managing Woodlands, Thom J. McEvoy, Island Press, 2004.

Toward a Natural Forest, The Forest Service in Transition, Jim Furnish, Oregon State University, 2015.

Forests for the People: The Story of America’s Eastern National Forests, Christopher Johnson and David Govatski, Island Press, 2013.

The Thousand-Year Flood: The Ohio-Mississippi Disaster of 1937, David Welky, University of Chicago Press, 2011.

The Ecology of Temporary Waters, D. Dudley Williams, Timber Press, 1987.

The Warmwater Streams Symposium, A National Symposium on Fisheries Aspects of Warmwater Streams, March 9-11, 1980, Louis A. Krumholz Editor, Southern Division American Fisheries Society, 1981.

Wetlands of Bottomland Hardwood Forests, J.R. Clark and J. Benforado Editors, Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company, 1981.

The Restoration of Rivers and Streams, Theories and Experience, James A. Gore, Butterworth Publishers, 1985.

The Science of Instream Flows, A Review of the Texas Instream Flow Program, National Research Council, The National Academies Press, 2005.

Wetland Functions and Values:  The State of Our Understanding, Proceedings of the National Symposium on Wetlands, November 7-10, 1978, Phillip E. Greeson, John R. Clark, and Judith E. Clark Editors, American Water Resources Association, 1979.

Conservation Buffers, Design Guidelines for Buffers, Corridors, and Greenways, Gary Bentrup, USDA National Agroforestry Center, 2008.

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science, Kathleen C. Weathers, David L. Strayer, and Gene E. Likens, Elsevier Academic Press, 2013.

Ecological Restoration, Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession, Second Edition, Andre F. Clewell and James Aronson, Society for Ecological Resotration, Island Press, 2013.

Restoring Ecological Health to Your Land, Steven I. Apfelbeaum and Alan Haney, Society for Ecological Restoration International, Island Press, 2010.

Restoring Neighborhood Streams, Planning, Design, and Construction, Ann L. Riley, Society for Ecological Restoration, Island Press, 2016.

Practical Ecology, for Planners, Developers, and Citizens, Dan L. Perlman and Jeffrey C. Milder, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Island Press, 2004.

Fields and Streams, Stream Restoration, Neoliberalism, and the Future of Environmental Science, Rebecca Lave, The University of Georgia Press, 2012.

Biotechnical and Soil Bioengineering Slope Stabilization, A Practical Guide for Erosion Control, Donald H. Gray and Robbin B. Sotir, John Wiley & Sons, 1996.

How to Do Ecology, A Concise Handbook, Second Edition, Richard Karban Mikaela Huntzinger, and Ian S. Pearse, Princeton University Press, 2014.

Lawyers, Swamps, and Money, U.S. Wetland Law, Policy, and Politics, Royal C. Gardner, Island Press, 2011.